Once again our friends at the Native Plant Society are having their sale.
South Carolina Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale
Where: Conestee Nature Preserve, 840 Mauldin Rd., Greenville, SC 19607
When: April 1st - 2nd, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Follow this link to read the Vive Magazine article about her.
Shout out to MG intern, Lana Parke! She helped out at the soil and water/4-H Day camp this summer with a Lake Robinson pollinator garden project and has since adopted a 4-H group at the Unitarian Universalist World of Children. Staff there are now enrolled in the School Gardening for SC Educators program and she has been delivering garden lessons. Patricia Whitener, Extension Associate & County Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, says “I am always impressed at the breadth of talent and skill and enthusiasm with which our GGMGA allies share their love of all things green!”
Just like GGMGA, the SC Native Plant Society is having their sale online again this spring. Click here for all the details.
The latest is called "Winter Gardening for Wildlife". Here is a link to articles they have produced for homeowners.
Mysterious packages of seeds have been arriving in Greenville, SC from China. Beware!
Here is a link to the SC Grower association's article about it.
You may remember last spring that a plant called Fig Buttercup was in the
news. Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna) is so aggressively invasive - and has
such a limited period of vulnerability - that it has actually been declared
illegal in several states, including South Carolina.
Last year the Clemson University Dept of Plant Industry reached out to the
public throughout the state to request that people recognize and report it.
Their request is still in effect and the public needs to be reminded! Fig
Buttercup is blooming now, and its bright yellow flowers make it easy to
spot. (See attached pics.)
Now is also the optimum time to treat it. This year a varied coalition of
agencies and organizations, led by the South Carolina Native Plant Society,
has joined forces to fund a massive effort toward controlling Fig Buttercup
in Greenville's Reedy River corridor.
These sponsors include the South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council,
Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District, ReWa, Greater
Greenville Master Gardeners Association, and Friends of the Reedy River.
Invasive Plant Control, Inc, a nationally recognized invasive plant control
firm out of Nashville (www.invasiveplantcontrol.com), has been contracted to
treat Fig Buttercup along Greenville's centerpiece Reedy River and its
tributaries, including Lake Conestee Nature Park.
(I think IPC will be here through at least part of Thursday, March 19, if
you want to get an action photo.)
For more info, read
You may also contact
Bill Stringer, SC Native Plant Society, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-979-3169
Sherry Aultman, Clemson University Dept of Plant Industry,
Nancy Williams, Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association,
Danny Howard, Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District,
The four photos attached illustrate Fig Buttercup's adeptness at colonizing
Please let me know if there's anything else I can provide that will help to
get the word out.
Thank you -
SC Native Plant Society
April 22nd at 7pm
Its a candlelight vigil with speakers and musicians to celebrate the last 50 years and talk about the future of earth day. Just like in 1970 when 2 million people took to the streets, 1 billion people are expected to go outside and come together for Mother Earth.